Brad Wetherell is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Michigan. His writing has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Five Points, Salon, The Missouri Review, Superstition Review, and elsewhere. The 32nd Writer-in-Residence at Saint Albans School in Washington, DC, he now lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he is working on a collection of personal essays and a novel.
“I wanted to be in dialogue with the literary tradition of ‘young artist comes of age in the city,'” Kyle McCarthy tells Brad Wetherell. “I wanted to write a version of that, a bent and twisted version.” Everyone Knows How Much I Love You is out next week from Ballantine Books.
When Wiley Cash found himself homesick for the mountains of western North Carolina, he didn’t drive or fly home—he wrote his way back. In this interview, Cash discusses the importance of place in his debut novel, the legacy of Southern literature, and the influence of mentors on his work.
In this wide-ranging review, Brad Wetherell looks at Tom Franklin’s newest novel Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter and considers the way Franklin subverts genre expectations, as well as how e-readers like the Kindle have the potential to change readers’ expectations.
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